For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Vial of water (Dungeoneering).
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A vial of water can be made by using a vial on a water source, or buying it from a store, a player or the Grand Exchange. Certain combinations of ingredients can be mixed in a vial of water to create potions using the Herblore skill. Adding a clean herb to a vial of water creates an unfinished potion.

Price historyEdit

The price of this item has varied due to countless shop updates over the years. Vials of water hovered between 150 and 200 coins prior to the introduction of the Grand Exchange. When shops were updated to have unlimited stock, the price of vials of water plunged and then steadied at about 70 coins each. Then, due to the personalised shops update, the price of this item increased past 240 coins because of the limited number of items in each shop. Vials of water received a price cap of 103 coins on 13 October shortly after the update, along with eyes of newt, lowering it by over half the price. Vials of water were virtually out of stock on the Grand Exchange due to the sudden price change. In order to compensate for the shortage, the vials of water stock increased in Shilo Village from 200 to 1000 on 20 October. On 9 November 2009, vials and vials of water started to be sold in item packs in many stores, allowing players to buy large amounts at once. The ease of obtaining vials of water caused the price to crash again to around 11 coins. For several months, vials of water steadied between 30-50gp each. They now stay below 50gp most of the time.

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cave crawler53; 74; 781Common
Chaos druid321Common
Chaos druid warrior651Common
Dung kalphiteN/A1Common
Fungal rodent261Uncommon
Icefiend (Ghorrock)1075–10Rare
Jelly 63; 686Uncommon
Lensa (Rellekka)391Uncommon
Neem oilN/A1Common
Pernicious parrot631Uncommon
Salarin the Twisted771Common
Tenacious toucan841Uncommon
Tortured soul (Port Phasmatys)531Rare
Water elemental441Always
Werewolf63; 891Rare

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Aemad's Adventuring Supplies10Coins 5Coins 10Yes
Jiminua's Jungle Store10Coins 5Coins 300Yes
The Lighthouse Store10Coins 5Coins 10Yes
Meilyr Clan Store10Coins 5Coins 20Yes
Obli's General Store10Coins 5Coins 10Yes
Poletax's Herblore ShopFree sample-1No
Razmire General Store10Coins 5Coins 300Yes
Sigmund the Merchant10Coins 5Coins 10Yes

Vial of water packEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Aemad's Adventuring Supplies500Coins 250Coins 6Yes
Bandit Duty Free250Coins 250Coins 6No
The Lighthouse Store500Coins 250Coins 20Yes
Meilyr Clan Store500Coins 250Coins 40Yes
Obli's General Store500Coins 250Coins 20Yes
Poletax's Herblore Shop500Coins 250Coins 40No
Sigmund the Merchant500Coins 250Coins 6Yes

Obtaining a vial of waterEdit

Players can obtain a vial of water in several ways:

Players with the ability to access all the shops that supply vial of water packs can obtain 6,600 vials of water through visiting every shop, for a modest cost of 66k. This method requires very little effort. The individual vials sell for 50gp each on the Grand Exchange, resulting in a profit of 264,000gp per run.

Tactics for refillingEdit

The Grand Exchange update on 9 August 2011 provided an exceptionally short run from one of the bankers to the fountain in the middle.

For non-members, an old style hand pump just north of the west bank in Falador provides only a short running distance. Members may find that both the geyser in Neitiznot and the sink in the cellar of Lumbridge Castle are great places to refill vials with water due to close proximity to a bank and one-click banking chests. Higher level members may also use the water pool located in the Meilyr section of Prifddinas if one does not wish to purchase directly from Lady Meilyr.

Bank to water distances
Bank Water source Steps
Prifddinas - Meilyr harmony pillars Water pool 3
Neitiznot Geyser 9
Lumbridge kitchen basement Sink 11
Grand Exchange - southern kiosks Fountain 14
Falador West Hand pump 15


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  • Vials of Water appear to be fully filled (4 dose). However, when a potion or unfinished potion is made, it is only 3/4 full.